Friday, April 17, 2015

Weho Women's Leadership Conference, May 1-3, 2015

We are proud to support the 2015 @West Hollywood Women’s Leadership Conference on May 1-3! The conference kicks off May 1 with a free screening of the new film @The Hunting Ground followed by a full day of panels, workshops, networking opportunities and a keynote luncheon on May 2.  The Conference ends on Sunday, May 3 with a keynote address from Chitra Panjabi from NOW and a film screening of @She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry!  Don’t miss out on getting career tips and learning to lead in your community.

Hillary Clinton is Running for President!

Attention NWPC Members:

In case you haven't heard, Hillary Clinton has announced that she IS running for President. We are excited and energized by the opportunity to help seat the first woman in the Oval Office. We know you agree; it’s high time for a Madam President!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Events Update for April and May

Photos from Our Post-Election Networking Breakfast 
      Thank you to all who joined us on Thursday, March 26, for our sold out breakfast featuring local elected officials, candidates, and Dr. Jackie Filla. Click here to view event photos.

California Controller Betty Yee Announces Endorsement of Carolyn Ramsey for Los Angeles City Council at NWPC LA Westside Post-Election Networking Breakfast
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We were honored and thrilled that California State Controller Betty Yee chose to announce her endorsement of Carolyn Ramsey in the runoff for the Los Angeles City Council District 4 seat at our post-March election networking breakfast! Citing a "kinship" to Ramsey, Controller Yee expressed her support for Ramsey's work ethic and commitment to CD4. We are proud that Controller Yee shares NWPC LA Westside's commitment to expanding the ranks of qualified and talented women committed to public service and look forward to working with the Controller for Ramsey's victory.
In addition to Controller Yee's big announcement, Dr. Jackie Filla, Mount St. Mary's University professor of Political Science, provided important details and perspective from the recently released 2015 report on the Status of Women and Girls in California.
You can find more information on on NWPC LA Westside's post-election recap and photos from the event on our blog:

NWPC LA Westside Represented at Mayor Eric Garcetti Press Conference on First Ever Report on Status of Women and Girls In Los Angeles, conducted by Mount St. Mary's University 
NWPC LA Westside Board Members Karriann Farrell Hinds, Robyn Ritter Simon, and Tori Wender attended Mayor Eric Garcetti's March 31st, 2015 press conference announcing the release of the findings from the first study regarding the status of women in Los Angeles conducted by Mount St. Mary's University. While Mayor Garcetti expressed pride that his administration has successfully placed women throughout all levels of appointed office in LA government, he noted that much work remains to successfully close the gap between the achievements of women and men. Mayor Garcetti is using findings from the Mount St. Mary's report to guide his administration in setting an agenda and policies to work with City Council and all city departments to achieve gender parity in Los Angeles.
More information from the report, which focuses both on demographics as well as provides data on women in leadership, can be found on Mayor Garcetti's website at

NWPC LA Westside Upcoming Events
Join Us for A Pizza & Postcards Party for Carolyn for CD4
Help Elect Carolyn Ramsey to the Los Angeles City Council!
As most of you already know, we have very few weeks left until the LA City Council election (May 19th). We are working hard to help support our friend Carolyn Ramsay in her efforts to get there. To this end, we would like to invite you to a postcard writing party at the home of Nahtahna Cabanes. She will provide pizza, postcards and pens.

Time: 2-4pm
Location: Upon RSVP
RSVP to Nahtahna Cabanes at 
MAY 11
NWPC LA Westside & Others Join to Support
Carolyn Ramsey for CD4
for a Fundraiser for Carolyn Ramsey on
Monday, May 11, at 6:00 PM 
at the home of Board member Karriann Farrell Hinds 
in Cheviot Hills (address upon RSVP)


Friday, April 10, 2015

State Controller Betty Yee announces her endorsement of Carolyn Ramsay's campaign for Los Angeles City Council at NWPC LA Westside Post-Election Breakfast

State Controller Betty Yee announces her endorsement of Carolyn Ramsay's campaign for Los Angeles City Council at NWPC LA Westside Post-Election Breakfast

We were honored and thrilled that California State Controller Betty Yee chose to announce her endorsement of Carolyn Ramsey in the runoff for the Los Angeles City Council District 4 seat at our post-March election breakfast!

The morning of March 26th, 2015, NWPC LA Westside hosted another successful networking breakfast to discuss post-March election results at Factor’s Famous Deli in West LA. California Controller Betty Yee made an appearance, along with other notable local elected officials, including Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells (Culver City), Trustees-elect Andra Hoffman and Sydney Kamlager (Los Angeles Community College District), Councilwoman Lauren Meister (West Hollywood), and Boardmember Kathy Paspalis (Culver City Board of Education to not only discuss results of the previous election, but also to share valuable information about the importance of women making the choice to run for elected office. Over bagels and coffee in Sunny Los Angeles, chapter members, their friends and family conversed not only with LA Westside chapter endorsed women, but also reflected on data provided by Dr. Jackie Filla of Mount St. Mary’s University on the dismal turnout of the March elections and the scarcity of women candidates who were elected to serve.

One of the most compelling topics of the breakfast proved to be the prospect of adding Carolyn Ramsey to the 18-member City Council roster. Currently, there is only one woman sitting on the Los Angeles City Council, Councilwoman Nury Martinez, so Ramsey is the one shot that Angelenos have to add another for several years. On May 19th,  Ramsey, former chief of staff to Councilman Tom LaBonge, will faceoff against healthcare director David Ryu to succeed LaBonge as the representive for Council District 4. Both Ramsay and Ryu advanced to the May 19th General Elections for Los Angeles City Council District 4 according to the results from the March 3rd primary elections.

Ramsey is an environmental advocate and was a former freelance journalist for local and national news outlets. She has preeminent experience in servicing the 4th district community and has spent most of her career as a neighborhood advocate.  In announcing her support for Ramsey, Controller Yee stated,

“I feel tremendous kinship to Carolyn. You can always know that behind the electeds are good people who do the work and are solid in policy. I know she will make her district proud”.

NWPC LA Westside is proud to join with Controller Betty Yee in support of Carolyn Ramsey in her campaign for election to represent Los Angeles City Council District 4. In support of her campaign efforts, NWPC LA Westside chapter is collaborating with other women leaders and organizations to host a fundraiser for Ramsay on May 11th in West Los Angeles. Details will be released shortly, but, in the meantime, you can help us support Ramsay’s campaign by visiting our website and contributing. No contribution is too small!


It seems like the election cycle is neverending! NWPC LA Westside is dedicated to working with women in the community to take the step towards running for office or seeking appointments to boards and commissions. To join our movement, become a member! Visit our  website to enroll or make a contribution to our endorsed candidates. You can also follow us on Twitter and facebook to stay up-to-date with coming events, including trainings, networking events and more!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Press Release From Carolyn Ramsay - Honored to Announce

Carolyn Ramsay for City Council
This morning I was thrilled when California State Contoller Betty Yee made a surprise endorsement for my campaign at the National Women's Political Caucus breakfast.

Her generous words mean so much to me: 

"Carolyn has spent more than fifteen years preparing for this job, dedicating herself to serving her community. Carolyn shares my approach to strong fiscal responsibility while protecting critical services neighborhoods count on. Los Angeles needs Carolyn Ramsay as the next Councilwoman. She’ll work to make the budgeting process more transparent, help local businesses succeed, and grow the local economy.” 

Betty has been a champion for government transparency and a strong fiscal watchdog for our state for years. As a Councilmember, I’ll also focus on making sure our neighborhoods know how City Hall is spending their money so we can better prioritize fixing our roads and sidewalks and keeping our communities safe.

Carolyn Ramsay for City Council 2015

Carolyn Ramsay for City Council 2015 · United States

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